The Wedding Present
UK indie legends The Wedding Present are preparing for their first ever visit to New Zealand in February 2013.
Having enjoyed eighteen UK Top 40 singles (and perennial favourites of esteemed radio DJ the late John Peel), The Wedding Present originally formed in Leeds in 1985 and built a passionate following on the back of their dogged workload, strong DiY ethic and emotionally-charged perfect pop nuggets.
Considered pioneers of the C86 movement, The Wedding Present boldly stood out from the pack with their noisy/jangly fast-paced guitars and earnestly growled vocals. Propelled by lead singer David Gedge’s perpetual broken heart and incisively brazen lyrics, The Wedding Present continue to influence todays indie rock scene, as can be evinced in the work of British Sea Power and The Pains of Being Pure At Heart among countless others.
2012 saw the release of The Wedding Presents eighth studio album, the well-received Valentina, (released on their own Scopitones label and licensed in Australia and New Zealand to Lost And Lonesome), which was followed by an unflinching touring schedule.
Having so enjoyed their recent maiden visit to Australia, The Wedding Present are overjoyed to finally visit New Zealand in Feb 2013 to delight fans with tracks from Valentina and their much loved back-catalogue.
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